Friday, 29 August 2014

New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits

Date:
August 28, 2014

Source:
Uppsala University

Summary:
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. The study gives answers to many genetic questions.


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